A new community venture, Moseley Road Baths CIO, is now due to take over running Moseley Road Baths from 1st April 2018. Go to Moseley Road Baths CIO website.
The Moseley Road Baths Action Group, including the Friends of MRB, that has been working since 2016 to secure a future for the baths has now formed a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (MRBCIO, registered charity no 1176432) which plans to take over running the pool as a non-profit community enterprise. For more information see its business plan or its 2-page summary.
It has been recruiting staff (see the MRB CIO website for any current vacancies) and have a business development manager, operations manager and aquatic assistants in post. It will also be looking for volunteers to help with reception, lifeguarding, cleaning days, communications and various other duties. Please do get in touch if you can help in any way. The CIO is also looking for a new chair as it becomes operational – see here for more info.
Together we have run a very successful crowdfunding campaign, but still need some further resources to “seed-fund” our community swimming initiative, so if you know funders who could help please put them in touch with us too.
We are also working with heritage partners – the National Trust, World Monuments Fund and Historic England – and Birmingham City Council, who are all working together to secure the longer term future of this beautiful building and ensure it can be used for other uses alongside swimming.
The Friends of Moseley Road Baths remain the group that promotes and celebrates the baths and acts as a voice of swimmers. But to find out more about the CIO, please contact Karen Leach, its chair: Keepswimming@moseleyroadbaths.org.uk or 0121 449 8348.